Birmingham County Council United Kingdom - 1 500 000 inhabitants
Presentation of the organisation:
Birmingham has undergone immense changes over the last 20 years to become an exciting, vibrant, confident city, with tremendous energy and enthusiasm for new ideas and challenges. A young city, with a broad ethnic diversity, Birmingham is ideally placed to build on its recent achievements.
In recognition of the tremendous progress that the city has made, Birmingham has just been awarded the title of European City of the Future at the European Property Awards in Munich. This award recognises recent transformation and the astonishing scale of investment in the development pipeline.
The process of growth, renewal and change in the city is accelerating all the time. With the added advantages of an excellent quality of life, housing choice, city and suburban living, cosmopolitan lifestyle and access to glorious countryside, Birmingham is perfectly placed to progress into the future.
Actions implemented in the field of building performance:
As the largest local authority in the country, Birmingham City Council is committed towards creating a sustainable city. The following actions and schemes are already in place:
• Two city centre CHP schemes
• Green roofs
• Wood burners
• PV arrays
• Biomass scheme
• Rain water harvesting
• Small scale CHP
• Lighting controls
• Low energy lamps
• Zone valves for heating systems
• Centralised BEMS controls
• Plate to plate heat exchangers
• Water conservation